Darrell Henry

Geology and Geophysics

Louisiana State University

Workshop Leader, Website Contributor, Reviewer

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Activities (3)

Pet Rock Project: A Semester-long Exercise for Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology part of Petrology:Teaching Examples
The pet rock project is a semester-long project in which each student randomly selects an igneous or metamorphic rock from the instructor or brings in a rock from an appropriate locality, and follows all of the ...

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Beartooth Highway Field Trip and Activities part of NAGT:Our Work:Past Projects:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Darrell Henry, Louisiana State University Dave Mogk, Montana State University Intended Audience: This field trip and related exercises was used for a Teaching Petrology in the 21st Century workshop, but may be ...

What can zircons tell us about the Early Earth? part of Early Earth:Activities
This image shows an array of Jack Hill zircons arranged on a piece of tape prior to casting in epoxy. Details Students create U-Pb concordia plots in Excel to experience the methods used to date the worlds oldest ...

Course (1)

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology part of Course Design:Goals Database
This is a junior-level igneous and metamorphic petrology course that is meant to give students practical and theoretical backgrounds for identifying, classifying and interpreting igneous and metamorphic rocks, ...

Essay (1)

Assessment of Academic Programs: Some Observations part of Building Strong Departments:Workshops:Assessing Geoscience Programs:Participant Essays
Darrell Henry, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University My perspective on assessment of geology programs has shifted to a more institutional view over the last few years. LSU, like many ...

Conference Presentation (1)

The Pet Rock Project, a course-embedded research project in undergraduate geoscience education: introduction to research, development of communication skills and means of programmatic assessment part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
The Pet Rock Project, a course-embedded research project, in the junior-level Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology course at LSU has been a successful vehicle to provide all undergraduate geology students with a ...

Other Contributions (12)

Optical Cathodoluminesence (Optical-CL) part of Nanotechnology in STEM:Methods
Darrell Henry, Louisiana State University What is Optical-CL? Optical cathodoluminescence (optical-CL) permits optical examination or imaging of a sample through the attachment of an evacuated CL-stage to an ...